Ryan Swindall is an Associate Attorney based in Quinn Emanuel’s Atlanta office, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation and antitrust matters. With a keen focus on achieving his clients’ objectives, Ryan is known for skillfully navigating clients through every stage of a dispute.
From the complaint on, Ryan represented plaintiffs LIV Golf, Inc. and professional golfers in an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, Inc. alleging monopolization in the markets for the services of professional golfers and the promotion of elite professional golf events, and an agreement to eliminate competition in those markets.
Ryan successfully defended Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation against antitrust claims alleging an industry-wide conspiracy to decrease the production of consumer chicken.
Ryan is counsel in a multi-year criminal antitrust investigation.
Ryan also co-authored a chapter of a forthcoming handbook published by the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. This handbook intricately addresses application of the Rule of Reason, a core principle of Section 1 of the Sherman Act (the foundation of American antitrust law).
Beyond antitrust, Ryan has consistently demonstrated his ability to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes cases. Ryan has represented plaintiffs and defendants in matters such as a multi-billion dollar dispute involving the construction of two nuclear units at an electric generating plant, a lawsuit against the seller of a company which allegedly cooked its books to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, and a lawsuit against a private equity fund that failed to pay millions of dollars in incentive payments to an executive of one of the fund’s portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. And as a law student, he argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
- University of Georgia School of Law
(J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
- Order of the Coif
- Georgia Law Review:
- Editorial Board Member
- Articles Selection Committee
- Online Editor
- University of Georgia
(B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2014)
- The State Bar of Georgia
- Law Clerk for the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood:
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 2018-2019